Lucy Foster
Lucy Foster
DEFRA, Ministry of Agriculture, Authent-Net

Moderator of Session 12 – Industry are the main victims of food fraud? A debate on a new paradigm

Lucy Foster began her Government career as a government scientist at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in 1998 working on food labelling and standards. She joined the Food Standards Agency in 2000.  She moved to the Department of Food, Environment and Rural Affairs in 2009 where she is currently Head of Food Science and responsible for broad portfolio of strategic research, evidence and analysis underpinning agriculture and food policy.

Gained throughout her Civil Service career, she has considerable experience across a wide range of food issues from both a science and policy perspective including agriculture, environment, food technology, microbiological foodborne disease, food hygiene, nutrition, food additives and food compositional and labelling standards.

She is a food scientist by training and gained research experience at Unilever (Colworth) and the Institute of Food Research, Norwich.  Her PhD specialised in food composition and analysis. She is also a fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

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